The Digital Signage Experts Group (DSEG) has appointed Carlos Bages‐Riva as the Director of Operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Both the position and appointment are new as DSEG continues to expand the reach of its certification programs, currently numbering close to 16,000 participants across 63 countries to date.
Carlos Bages‐Riva, Director of Operations, EMEA, Digital Signage Experts Group
Bages‐Riva will focus his first efforts on marketing the fundamental Digital Signage Certified Experts (DSCE) course across the EMEA. He will promote the program, which is available in Spanish, French, and English, not only as a live event, but also available as custom programs for companies, and in an online version.
Alan C. Brawn, Co‐Director of the Digital Signage Experts and chairman emeritus of the Digital Signage Federation, welcomes Carlos onboard, noting, “We are fortunate to have someone with Carlos’ stature and experience on the DSEG team. He is ideally qualified to step up and help DSEG promote the need for education and professional certification in digital signage around the world.”
Bages‐Riva said, “It is important to meet the growing need for professional development in digital signage in the EMEA market to help ensure the success of practitioners whose levels of expertise are varied. I relish this new role because it will give me the opportunity to help other professionals accomplish their objectives.”
About Carlos Bages‐Riva
Carlos Bages Riva was born in Paris in 1952 to Spanish parents after the Spanish civil war. He studied in France, with an electromechanical engineering degree and worked in the Telecommunication industry at Ericsson. After three years’ experience he earned a degree from Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris and he also graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and IESE in Spain. Hired by service companies like CAP Gemini and then Atos, he kicked off his professional experience in the computer service market always sharing a double culture, both French and Spanish. He worked for France Telecom group, working on European projects (Esprit, Race...). Then he decided to work in the prestigious Amadeus Company located in Germany (Munich). In 1992, Carlos got a special offer from BT group to participate in their European development, commuting between London & Paris. In 2000, France Telecom selected Carlos to manage its Catalonian Telecom subsidiary as CEO in Spain. From 2003 up until today, Carlos manages his own company which works in both Telecommunication and Digital Signage. He works on projects for several companies as a consultant. At his company, all2com, Carlos developed a DS / DOOH methodology “Agile4com”, based on the Agile recommendations and ITIL ISO standard. This method is for the Digital Signage Integration from pre‐project phase through post‐project and facilitates high quality, on time and on budget implementations.